In Love People, Use Things, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus show you how minimalism makes room to reevaluate and heal the seven essential relationships in our lives: stuff, truth, self, money, values, creativity, and people.
They use their own experiences—and those of the people they have met along the minimalist journey—to provide a template for how to live a fuller, more meaningful life.
Because once you have less, you can make room for the right kind of more.
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Quotes from Love People, Use Things by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus
Minimalism is the thing that gets us past the things so we can make room for life’s important things—which aren’t things at all.
The best time to simplify was a decade ago; the second-best time is now.
Our material possessions are a physical manifestation of our internal lives.
Consumption is not the problem—thoughtless consumption is.
Our memories are not in our things; our memories are inside us.
Minimalists don’t focus on having less, less, less; they focus on making room for more.
There are no refunds on misspent attention.
A Rolex won’t buy you more time. A Mercedes won’t get you there any faster. And a vacation home won’t earn you more vacation days.
If there is a core message within minimalism, it’s this: you probably don’t need that.
Instant gratification isn’t actually gratifying—not in the long term.
By removing the physical distractions around us, we’re able to look inside ourselves and begin the process of mental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual decluttering.
Letting go is a type of free medicine.
The most profound lessons tend to emerge in the wake of trauma.
If we’re willing to compromise anything, eventually we’ll compromise everything.
We have to be willing to let go so we can make space for a new way of being.
In time, we realize the things we wanted aren’t the things we want.
Happiness is not the goal—living a meaningful life is, and happiness is a beautiful by-product.
Debt-free is the new pay raise.
We frequently conflate schooling with education, but we don’t need a lectern and a lecture to learn something new.
Judgment is but a mirror that reflects the insecurities of the person who’s doing the judging.
Our glowing screens have gotten in the way of everything, and we’re addicted to our distractions. Scrolling is the new smoking.
Minimalism won’t necessarily help you be more creative, but removing life’s excess often helps people uncover their creative side.
When we start looking for financial solutions to creative problems, our creativity suffers.
The most loving thing you can do is be honest with others, even if that means loving them from a distance.
You can’t change the people around you, but you can change the people around you.
We fill our homes with stuff, but we feel empty amid the clutter.
Deep down, how you see yourself is the way everyone else will see you.
If you’re wondering whether a relationship is toxic, it probably is.
Letting go is more difficult now, but less difficult in the long run.
- Your past self is merely an ancestor who birthed you, but they are not who you are today. Their faults and indiscretions are no longer yours unless you choose to cling to them.